Friday, April 28, 2017

If the Shoe Fits

WACKY READING CHALLENGES discussion on goodreads

Create a Challenge

If the Shoe Fits
Duration: Open Ended Challenge - Starting May 1, 2017

There are 3 ways to complete a task for this challenge. 
You may mix and match how you choose to fulfill each task.
1. Tasks
2. Covers - Find the shoe on the cover. It must be the exact shoe. Post the cover, please.
3. Find the word in the text. It must be the exact word. Show us the book, author, page number/Loc and sentence. 
e.g. Cowboy, It's Cold Outside Katherine Garbera Loc 82 His jeans were faded, his thighs solid and his cowboy boots looked worn not new. 

Shoe Pile: 15-19
Shoe Danger Zone: 20-25
Shoe Addiction: 26-30 ***My Choice***

Thigh High Boots 
Read a book with a character that is in the fashion business OR a book set in the Victorian Era (1837-1901).
Knee High Boots Read a book with a MPG of War/Military OR with a character that was in the service.
Wellington Boots Read a book set in the UK OR with a character that is a DUKE.
Cowboy Boots Read a Western OR a book where a character rides a horse.
Ugg Boots Read a book set in Australia or New Zealand OR a book featuring twins.
Timberland Boots Read a book with a blue collar worker OR a TOUGH character. 
Gladiator Boots Read a book that can be described as a "trashy" OR with a character that has been called trashy or garbage.
Bondage Boots Read an Erotic/BDSM book OR a book with a sexy scene. 
Wedge Booties Read a "thick" book (over 400 pages) OR a book with the first letter of each word in the title found in SALVATORE FERRAGAMO - 3 word minimum.
Litas Read a book with a character who is a musician OR with a character or author named Jeffrey or Campbell.
Gladiators Read a book set in/or what was the Roman Empire OR in ancient times. 
Clogs Read a book with a character that is a farmer OR works in a kitchen/restaurant.
Mules Read a book with a character that works in the movie business OR a book whose author's first and last name starts with the same letter, eg. Marilyn Monroe.
Slingbacks Read a book that tells the story in the past and present at the same time OR uses more than one POV.
Monk Read a book that is a Series #4 or later OR a book with a cover that can be described as PLAIN.
Loafer Read a book with a lazy good-for-nothing character OR with a character whose name starts with a letter in LOAFER. Tell us the name.
Converse Read a book with a MC that is an athlete OR a child/teenager.
Oxfords Read a book with a character that is a business person OR set at a university/college.
Ballerina Flats Read a book with a character who is a dancer OR a character or author named Audrey or Marie (in any form). Marie OR Audrey 
Slip On Read a book that can be described as a "no-brainer" OR with a character that rides a bicycle or skateboard.
Moccasin Read a book with a Native American character OR by your favorite author.
Dockside Read a book from this list Ships on the Cover OR where a character goes on a boat/ship.
Stiletto Read a book with an Italian character OR a SPY novel.
Kitten Heel Read a book set or published in the 1950s OR with a cat (of any kind) on the cover.
Platform Read a book set or published in the 1970s OR where a character goes to a night club.
Peep Toe Read a book set in a warm climate (tell us where that is) OR whose author was born between 1940-1970.
Pump Read a book with a title that has four letters OR where a character gets revenge. Tell us how.
Scarpin Read a book with a page count between 125 and 150 OR with something long or thin on the cover. Show us the cover.
Mary Janes Read a YA or Childrens' book.
Flip Flops Read a Beach or Summer book.

Challenge Rules:
Books should be at least 125 pages. All formats are acceptable. Re-reads are fine--just be sure to re-read the entire book. 
When updating your challenge with books you've read, please include the title, author, and date you finished reading the book.
Please show which option you chose.
Repost your challenge when you have completed the challenge, so I can mark you finished!

Need to find a book?

Books set in 1950s 

You can find links to these lists from the one above.
Fiction set in 1900s
Fiction set in 1910s
Fiction set in 1920s
Fiction set in 1930s
Fiction set in 1940s
Fiction set in 1960s
Fiction set in the 1970s
Fiction set in the 1980s
Fiction set in the 1990s

Shoes,Socks,Slippers and Sandals
The Shoes Make the Book
Awesome Shoes
T-Shirts, Purses, Corsets, Panties, Hats, Glasses, Gloves, Jewelry, Uniforms, Shoes, Brassieres, Boutiques And Fashions Unique 
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WRC May 2017 Read-a-Thon

WACKY READING CHALLENGES discussion on goodreads

WRC May 2017 Read-a-Thon
Date: 5/01/17 - 5/07/17


May Read-a-Thon time is here! Set your own goal: number of books to finish, number of pages to read, time listening to an audio-book or a certain challenge or two to complete. Whatever works best for you, set your goal and log your progress. If you prefer, you may just log what you read during the read-a-thon.

During this Read-a-Thon be on the look out for:
(1) Books with a 5, 3, or 1 in there total page count.
(2) Books published in May.
(3) Books with a yellow, purple or green cover.

Set a personal goal, or just log what you read.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

2017 CCC RaT #4, April 28 - May 3

Crazy Challenge Connection discussion on goodreads

It's that time again -- time for another CCC Read-a-Thon :) 

This month's RaT will begin at 12:01am on Friday, April 28, and end at midnight on Wednesday, May 3, a total of six days. (Use your local time for start/end times.) We're hoping that this will help you finish your April reading lists/challenges and get a head start on May's reading!

Again, our goals for this RaT will be to:
(1) complete any challenges ending in April that you haven't finished yet and start on your May challenges (remember that in order to count a book for most of our May challenges, you must read more than half of it in May) and/or
(2) work on that pile of library or borrowed books that's waiting for your attention and/or
(3) read anything you want to read, just because!

If none of these suit you this month, create your own goal instead :) As you read, be sure to check in here and let us know what you've read, what you think of the book, and anything else you want to tell us about it!

What do you "need" to read during this time? And what do you *want to read? If you want to set a goal -- books finished, pages read, time spent reading -- you can do that too :) So set up play dates for the kids or maybe borrow some movies from the library to keep them occupied, and unearth your collection of take-out menus. 

Let us know what you hope to accomplish, then get ready to start reading!

My List:
1. The Lake House Kate Morton 4/29/17 library book

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Reading Wheel - April 2017

Tall, Dark & Deadly discussion on goodreads

Purpose: Reduce that TBR / Choose your next book

How it works:


* Every month I will spin the wheel and participants will read a book from the resulting category. See below for a list of categories and their corresponding shelves. 
* You can read as many books from the category as you like. 


* Participants spin their own wheel.
* Click on the Reading Wheel Link and spin the wheel.

* Read a book from the Goodreads shelf for the category that you land on - see below for a list of categories and their corresponding shelves. 

*Do both option #1 and option #2.


Military Hero
FBI Agent
Kick-Ass Heroine
Small Town Cop - (for this shelf be sure your selection also has ROMANTIC SUSPENSE as a genre on the main book page)
Female Detective
Serial Killer
Private Investigator
Dare Devil
Covert Operative / Spy Romance / Regency Spy Romance

* Be sure to let us know the book that you read and what you thought of it. 

* Feel free to ask any questions in this thread.

*Do both option #1 and option #2.

Private Investigator
A Drink Before the War (Kenzie & Gennaro, #1) by Dennis Lehane Dennis Lehane 4/12/17 

Friday, March 31, 2017

The Incredible Challenge Factory Scavenger Hunt XXII

The Challenge Factory discussion on goodreads

Scavenger Hunt XXII

Duration: April 1st to June 30th, 2017

•This “Challenge” works in conjunction with the other challenges you may participate in during this time frame. 

•While you are fulfilling the requirements of your other challenges, be on the lookout for the following items - they may be on the cover or mentioned in the book. Most items are specific, but if in doubt about an item – just ask!

•You may use a book to fulfill multiple items (you do not have to read 50 books for this not worry!) 

•When you find one of the items, list the Book Title and Author (or link the cover), date it, & rate it. Then specify where the item is found within the book. For audiobooks try to put the chapter if possible. If not, then at least let us know you got it from an audiobook.

•Books that are used must be read during the period of this challenge, the challenge does not start until 4/1/17, but you can get your lists together early. Good Luck & Happy Reading! ☺ 

The List 
1. Mardi Gras:
2. Electric Blanket: A Drink Before the War Dennis Lehane 4/12/17 p 236 There were no electric blankets in my father’s home, no faulty appliances.
3. Fan (the cooling kind): The Blossom Sisters Fern Michaels 4/11/17 p 16 Fans will blow at slow speed to dry the feathers as they tumble.
4. Inspection: Wild Kisses Addison Moore 4/4/17 p 268 After closer inspection, there is a definite creepy factor to her.
5. Parking: Velvet Kisses Addison Moore 4/2/17 p 36 ... Marley toward the parking lot before we both freeze to death. 
6. Fraud: A Wanted Man Lee Child 4/7/17 p 37 ... sent to interview a doctor suspected of Medicare fraud.
7. Motel: Ill Wind Rachel Caine 4/3/17 p 112 Up ahead, the cool blue glow of a motel sign floated like a UFO above the road.
8. Lobby: Blush for Me Kristen Proby 4/6/17 p 141 I’ll sit in the lobby if I have to.
9. Recruit: A Wanted Man Lee Child 4/7/17 p 121 Or as if he wanted to recruit the emergency operator ...
10. Carnival Ride:
11. Poison: Ill Wind Rachel Caine 4/3/17 p 99 ... demonic possession, poison, Mafia enforcers.
12. PTSD: Fool Me Once Harlan Coben 4/5/17 p 152 The D in ‘PTSD’ stands for ‘disorder.
13. Hallway: Ill Wind Rachel Caine 4/3/17 p 96 No. Hallway. Something at the end.
14. Potpourri:
15. Conviction: Ever After Jude Deveraux 4/6/17 p 242 “I don’t think we should do this,” Hallie said, but her voice lacked conviction.
16. Luggage: Fly With Me Chanel Cleeton 4/5/17 p 91 Easy looked down at my luggage and shot me a teasing grin.
17. Red Lips: Rock Candy Kisses Addison Moore 4/1/17 p 65 Her bright red lips press together as she holds back a smile.
18. Showgirl:
19. Spy: Fool Me Once Harlan Coben 4/5/17 p 182 Meaning there’s no way anyone could spy on you with this, even if the technology somehow exists.
20. Feline:
21. Murder: Wild Kisses Addison Moore 4/4/17 p 82 Aubree— she’s in prison for murder
22. Blackmail: Wild Kisses Addison Moore 4/4/17 p 243 ... to humiliate and blackmail if necessary.
23. Yawn: Wild Kisses Addison Moore 4/4/17 p 25 Apparently, it’s as catching as a yawn.
24. Notebook: Velvet Kisses Addison Moore 4/2/17 p 97 I plop my blank notebook onto the glass overlay, ...
25. Vault: A Darkness Absolute Kelley Armstrong 4/15/17 p 308 And “vault” really is the word to describe what I walk into. 
26. Alcove: The Death Cure James Dashner 4/11/17 p 272 ...waiting in the corners and alcoves.
27. Target: Velvet Kisses Addison Moore 4/2/17 p 57 Target offenses are my new pet project whenever Will has the balls to pop up in my life.
28. Peninsula:
29. Check-in: Velvet Kisses Addison Moore 4/2/17 p 54 You might want to check in again before summer.
30. Warrior: Fool Me Once Harlan Coben 4/5/17 p 38 It isn’t as though the more competent warriors had a better chance of surviving.
31. Treehouse: Keeping Sam Joanne Phillips 4/9/17 Loc 1136 ... suspended by the very air itself, was a tree house.
32. Moth:
33. Bacon: Rock Candy Kisses Addison Moore 4/1/17 p 55 I like my eggs sunny side up and served with two slices of bacon—make that four.
34. Lawyer: Ever After Jude Deveraux 4/6/17 p 87 ... who had always known he wanted to be a lawyer ...
35. Spaghetti: Velvet Kisses Addison Moore 4/2/17 p 77 I put in an order at The Spaghetti Hut.
36. Daughter: Wild Kisses Addison Moore 4/4/17 p 276 ... worked up the courage to contact my daughter.
37. Hometown: Wild Kisses Addison Moore 4/4/17 p 81 They’re going to hear you all the way back in your hometown.
38. Disposal: The Blossom Sisters Fern Michaels 4/11/17 p 2 ... she dumped the rest of her oatmeal down the garbage disposal.
39. Carpenter: City of the Lost Kelley Armstrong 4/14/17 p 76 “Construction worker? Carpenter?”
40. College: Rock Candy Kisses Addison Moore 4/1/17 p 10 ... and I’ve got a mortgage, five kids—two in college.

Bonus Words
1. Goofy: Velvet Kisses Addison Moore 4/2/17 p 229 I can’t seem to wipe the goofy grin off my face as we drive back to the house. 
2. Code: 
 Velvet Kisses Addison Moore 4/2/17 p 138 ... speaking in code in front of my idiot ex and ...
3. Justice: Fool Me Once Harlan Coben 4/5/17 p 252 Justice has been served. 
4. Coffee Table: Wild Kisses Addison Moore 4/4/17 p 102 She yanks her wig off the coffee table and smashes it onto her head before spastically collecting her belongings.
5. Ferris Wheel: A Mother's Conviction Karen Lenfestey 4/9/17 Loc 1584 And I hear there’s a Ferris wheel at Navy Pier.”
6. Overachiever:
7. Podcast:
8. Unisex:
9. Distraction: A Wanted Man Lee Child 4/7/17 p 344 Not fatal, but certainly a distraction
10. Private Investigator: Fool Me Once Harlan Coben 4/5/17 p 118 Tom Douglass worked as a private investigator in a New Jersey town called Livingston.